Crusades: Round Six (Vacation Edition)

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When I am queen, people will not be allowed to ask "How was your vacation?" if they only have time for a one-word reply. This trip that I just took to Texas was indeed "good," but it was also a thousand other things.

  • It was sad when I arrived at DFW and wasn't greeted with a line of boys. Instead, Sexy Beast showed up fifteen minutes late. (It was great to see him and hug him, though.)
  • It was surreal when I put my luggage in his car and realized that I was 1000 miles away from home and yet in such familiar surroundings.
  • It was hilarious when Sexy Beast started singing along with Mariah Carey at the top of his lungs the moment we pulled out of the airport.
  • It was fun to see Ninja's band practice on Thursday night, even if I was slightly concerned that shards from the eroding drum set would come flying at my head and scar my face forever.
  • It was disappointing to learn that the dreamy and talented drummer had just recently acquired a girlfriend.
  • It was exciting to see Sexy Beast get commissioned into the Marines on Friday. My stone cold heart swelled with pride when I saw him in uniform, standing in front of all his friends and family, swearing his loyalty to his country.
  • It was interesting (and educational!) to spend most of Saturday running in and out of the Paintball Supply Shop, getting guns repaired and buying paint and testing paint and such.
  • It was relaxing to have the apartment to myself on Sunday whilst the boys were off playing paintball from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. I played Guitar Hero until my fingers refused to move.
  • It was a whirlwind experience to spend the day with Sexy Beast and his friends. I watched a lot of Halo, cuddled with Max the dog, laughed a lot about a syrup fight at IHOP, and attended a birthday dinner for a twin.
  • It was exhausting to spend ten hours cooped up at DFW, waiting as flight after flight was canceled. Even the flight I actually took was delayed by an hour. (Poo on Texas weather.)
  • It was thrilling to befriend a little bird who was trying in vain to escape through a window in DFW. He and I met in a vacant area near the SkyLink tram, and there we stayed for more than three hours. We shared a meal, and he even drank from the cap of my water bottle.

I guess if you really forced me to sum up the trip in one word, I would say it was "awesome." But I'd much rather curl up with a cup of coffee (or a glass of chocolate milk) and discuss what really happened. Because man, that syrup thing was really funny. Or maybe you just had to be there.

Shamelessly Sassy

Shamelessly Sassy

This is my first time stopping by, lovely blog! Love the part about Sexy Beast singing outloud to Mariah Carey.

Honeybuna

Honeybuna

I would love to sit, drink a cup of coffee, and listen to everything you have to say about your trip. One problem: I am nowhere near Chicago. But, you can go to the coffee house at the same time I go and we can call each other and pretend we are sitting across from each other.

Sanko

Sanko

I hate coffee.


But you can still tell me about your trip. My life's boring as snail droppings right now, so chat it up if you want. Plus, I'm usually around, so that helps.

Blindsquirrel

Blindsquirrel

1. Congrats to Sexy Beast on his new career! Pass along my thanks for serving our country.

2. DFW stinks. EVERY SINGLE TIME I FLY THROUGH THERE I GET DELAYED!

3. Sounds like a great vacation...awfully short though. Good luck getting back into the work groove. I took my vacation a month ago and still can't seem to get back into serious work mode.

Ben

Ben

Awww you're a modern day, urban Snow White. Cept she probably wouldn't call people Sexy Beast or play Guitar Hero.

Jeff

Jeff

I've heard from a lot of people how horrible DFW is. Fortunately for me, I live in Fort Worth, so I've never had to get a connecting flight there. We only ever fly out and back from there. I can imagine, though, how horrible it is to have connecting flights at different terminals.

Glad you had an over-all good time, though. Wish I could have met you, being only a short bit away and all.

And I never ask how someone's vacation was if I don't have time to listen to the answer. I want to see pictures, souvenirs, everything! I'm one of these people that reads every sign in a museum...my wife won't even go in one with me anymore!

Sorry...I think I rambled a little. Later, skirts!

Ren

Ren

Get'ch'yo arse on AIM and I'll listen.

Sarah

Sarah

Glad to know you have a lot of fun!!

Sarcastica

Sarcastica

Sounds like a wicked vacation! I know what you mean by people who ask you how your trip was but only have time for the one worded reply...why ask? There's obviously a heck of a lot more to say about a vacation.

I think most people ask just to be polite.